EDGE program for distance learning/off-campus study
UF EDGE (Electronic Delivery of Gator Engineering) is a Top 10-ranked program aimed at engineers who are looking to advance their careers by enhancing their professional skills with a Master’s degree, engineering professional certificates, and/or short courses, but cannot attend our on-campus classes.
In the Master’s degree program, students with an undergraduate engineering degree who are working full-time can complete the course in as short as 18 months or choose a longer completion time to accommodate their work schedule. The requirements are the same as for any other graduate degree, but courses are offered via streaming video and download for offline viewing.
Engineering professional certificates and/or short courses can be completed in as few as 15 hours.
Students interested in completing their Master of Science (Non-Thesis) degree via distance learning must be admitted into the graduate program in Materials Science and Engineering.
Information on setting up EDGE Proctoring
Applying for EDGE
- Complete the graduate application process.
- Once completed, your graduate application file will be reviewed by the Department and a letter will be sent to you electronically regarding the admission decision.
To be eligible for regular admission to the graduate program within the Department of Materials Science & Engineering, the applicant must hold a B.S. in an appropriate major.
Masters Non-Thesis Program Requirements
- Required Credit Hours: 30
- Required: 18 hours of EMA5000-6000 level courses with a minimum grade of C or better and must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 or above
- Maximum – One approved 3000 level or above undergraduate course (outside the Department)
- Maximum – 6 credit hours of EMA 6905 – Individual Work
- Maximum – 6 credit hours of S/U work (includes max. 5 hours of EMA 6910 – Supervised Research)
- Your overall grade point average for all coursework must be 3.0 or better.
- Courses cannot have been used for a previous degree.
- Transfer credits: by petition to the graduate school, up to 9 credits from another institution. Courses must be graduate-level courses, B or better, applicable to the degree which may be transferred to the MS program with approval by the graduate coordinator and by petition to the graduate school
- Time Limitation: all work, including transferred credits, counted toward the master’s degree must be completed during the seven years immediately preceding the date on which the degree is awarded
- Supervisory Committee: The graduate coordinator will supervise your M.S. Non–Thesis degree
- MSE Non–Thesis Paper: One (1) month prior to graduation, the graduate coordinator must email the Academic Services Office to let us know that your paper is acceptable for partial fulfillment of the Masters Non-Thesis degree. Guidelines for the Masters Non-Thesis paper may be found here.